Name of the Convener: Mrs. Jyoti Ramteke
Name of the Organising Secretary : Mr. Ashish Lambat
Theme of the Seminar
Adolescence is marked as “growing age”. In this period certain children show rapid increase in height and weight and also drastic behavioural changes which leads to frustration and aggression among the age-group. Before the childhood comes to an end the physical changes that transforms a child into sexually matured adult begins. At the time of these changes in puberty “age of manhood” marks disbelief to the popular beliefs, the transformation is not so quick and easy it takes on an average 2-4 years in a adolescent.
The epidemic of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is sweeping the world and cutting across all the conventional boundaries of nationality, sex and age. HIV, which causes AIDS, has infected millions of women, males and children in developed and developing countries. It has truly become global in scope, sparing none of the continents.
It is therefore our endeavor to propose this topic for the seminar and would convince the society that health education is of prime importance and need to be practiced in every part of society.
The inaugural function began at 9.30 am. Prominent dignitaries to grace the dias were Dr. Uday Bodhankar, an eminent and renowned Practicing Pediatrician & Adolescent Counselor, Dr. Pukhraj Bafna, Pediatrician & Adolescent Counselor from Rajnandgaon (M.P), Dr. Anup Radke, Member, Adolescent Chapter, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Nagpur, Dr. Vasant Khalatkar, Director (Programs), Adolescent Chapter, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Nagpur, Dr.R.G.Patil, Secretary, Adolescent Chapter, I.A.P., Nagpur, Dr. Nishikant Kotwal, Advisor, Adolescent Chapter, I.A.P., Nagpur, Shri Keshaoraoji Shende, President, Sevadal Education Society, Nagpur, Dr. Baburaoji Nandanwar, Secretary, Sevadal Education Society, Dr. Pravin Charde, Principal, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya & Research Academy, Nagpur.
Dr. Rajesh Gadewar delivered the theme and need of this seminar.
Dr. Uday Bodhankar, Chief Guest of inaugural function congratulated Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya and the organizers to host such a seminar on a burning issue like adolescent problems and its education.
Dr. Pukhraj Bafna in his inaugural speech in a poetic way he touch some of the delicate issues regarding adolescent age, he also stated that teachers, parents and students should combinedly worked together in a open forum with a hastle free discussion on some of the common problems in this age.
Shri Keshaoraoji Shende in his presidential speech praised Principal, Dr. Pravin Charde and his team to organise such seminars of social awakening issues
The inaugural function proceeding were carried out by Mr. Ashish Lambat, Organising Secretary of the Seminar.
First Technical Session
Dr. Pukhraj Bafna, National Trainer, Adolescent Education, IAP, Nagpur appraised the young crowds in his poetic style and pride to bring out some of the common important questions which always arise in the developing mind of adolescents. He described adolescent age as thrilling, colourful, encouraging, inspiring, admiring, challenging, warm and energetic.
Dr. Mrs. Pragati Khalatkar, practising Gynecologist in her topic, "Know Your Body" explained some of the phenomenal changes taking place in adolescent age like development of menarche, adult breast, adult pubic hairs in adolescent females. She informed every minute and major changes in her well designed visual presentation and sketches.
By Dr. Pravin Mishra, Consulting Pediatrician, IAP, Nagpur he was very informative in his lecture "Keep Fit, What To Eat", why should we care for nutrition, why adolescent age requires a healthy diet, how a healthy regular diet prevents diseases.
By Dr. Nishikant Kotwal, National Adolescent Counsellor, Advisor, Adolescent Chapter, IAP, Nagpur. His topic, "Communication Skills" was very unique and enjoyed lot by adolescence age group. Before beginning his plenary lecture, he had small script play done by the few girls and boys from the audience
Second Technical Session
After the delightful lunch break, Dr. R. G. Patil, Secretary, Adolescent Chapter, IAP, Nagpur started his lecture on "How To Say No" and "Peer Pressure" He started his very informative lecture by a script play on how to say no effectively and consistently for some of the negative acts around adolescence age group.
In "Peer Pressure" explained and repeated that adolescence age is an experimental age and in this age there is lot of peer pressure which he explained very clearly in his 15 minutes script play. He said in his lecture that, people in and around adolescence age group try to influence each other by some positive and negative acts.
By Dr. Sudhir Bhave, a senior Psychiatrist and adolescent counsellor very comfortably and clearly educated adolescent audience with myths and misunderstanding about sex, masturbation and other essential and precautionary aspects in sex education. He in his 50 minutes plenary lecture was very informative and adolescent audience shared some of their myths with him. He satisfied all of them in a positive and assertive way.
By Dr.Vasant Khalatkar, consulting Pediatrician and Neonatologist, Advisor to Adolescent Chapter, IAP, Nagpur. He briefed some of the key points about 'AIDS' (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) He appraised the audience about the fact that females are more vulnerable to HIV due to lack of knowledge, female preventive methods inability to negotiate safe sex.
After a small tea break, the seminar concluded with a most happening part of panel discussion. The panel's were Dr. Pukhraj Bafna, Dr. Vasant Khalatkar, Dr. Mrs. Pragati Khalatkar, Dr. Sudhir Bhave, Dr. Nishikant Kotwal.
Questions were collected from various colleges who are having students of adolescent age group. These questions were assorted and then discussed in this panel discussion. Panel's answered all these questions and tried to satisfy all these questions with proper solution. Some of students asked question verbally in the session and panelist satisfied them.